If you’re interested in learning about proposed megastructures, it’s well worth reading about China’s plans to build a vertical city called the Bionic Tower. To discover all the latest developments about the proposed Bionic Tower, simply continue reading.
Facts about the Bionic Tower China:
1. It has been designed to feature 300 levels
If the Bionic Tower is built it will have 300 floors and should accomodate 100,000 residents. Which will make the Bionic Tower the world’s very first vertical city.
2. The Bionic Tower would be approximately 4,000 feet tall
To give you a sense of how tall the Bionic Tower would be, the Burj Khalifa which is one of the tallest buildings in the world, stands at 2,717 feet tall. While the Shanghai Tower, which is one of the tallest buildings in China stands at 2,074 feet tall. So if the Bionic Tower is built it will break numerous world records.
3. Construction of the Bionic Tower may begin in 2020
Construction of the Bionic Tower has been slated for 2020. However, there are still a few hurdles which the Bionic Tower will need to pass before construction of the tower will be allowed to take place. If construction is allowed to take place in 2020, the tower is estimated to open in 2027. Two years after the tower is set to be completed in 2025.
4. It would take at least 16 billion US dollars to build
If the Bionic Tower is built to its current specifications and design, it will take a minimum of 16 billion US dollars to build.
5. There are currently two proposed locations for the Bionic Tower
There are currently two viable locations for the Bionic Tower, Shanghai and Hong Kong, both of which are being seriously considered. Both locations are international hubs and would make the perfect locations for the world’s very first vertical city.
6. The Bionic Tower would feature a wide variety of amenities and facilities
Some examples of some of the amenities and facilities which residents would be able to take advantage of include sports complexes, theaters and public gardens.
7. The Bionic Tower would also offer shopping complexes, hotels and commercial offices
While the primary use of the Bionic Tower would be as a residential complex, the tower would also have plenty of space to house multiple shopping complexes, hotels and commercial offices. Which would make the tower a business hub and a commercial hub.
8. The Bionic Tower was designed by three highly regarded Spanish architects
If you assumed that the Bionic Tower was designed by a Chinese architect, you’re mistaken as the Bionic Tower’s blueprints were drafted by a team of three architects from Spain. Eloy Celaya, Maria Rosa Cervera and Javier Gomez.
9. The Bionic Tower would feature 368 elevators
To ensure that individuals would easily be able to move freely throughout the tower, the Bionic Tower has been designed to offer 368 elevators.
After reading about the Bionic Tower construction plans, hopefully you’re excited about the prospect of visiting the world’s first vertical city. As you’ll be able to book a hotel room in the Bionic Tower, even if you’re not interested in living full time in the Bionic Tower.